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Thank you to our partners for supporting CSF's mission to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping.
Saltwater Anglers See Progress with Advanced Fisheries Legislation on Capitol Hill
Two important meetings occurred this week that give anglers some optimism regarding the future of federal marine recreational fisheries management. While the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) moved forward with reopening the closed red snapper season, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing on four bills that seek to modify the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the federal law that governs most of our saltwater fisheries.   Read More > >

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Announces Plans to Enhance Public Hunting, Fishing Access in Arizona
On September 20, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will acquire 600 acres of land adjacent to the Santa Teresa Wilderness in Arizona to increase public access to public lands.  Read More > >
IntheStatesIn the States
Alabama: CSF, Conservation Groups Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day in Montgomery 
On September 19, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Southeastern States Director Bee Frederick joined other conservation organizations in Montgomery, Alabama to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. Read More > >

Idaho: Sportsmen's Caucus Celebrates American System of Conservation Funding
Recently, Idaho Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Mat Erpelding and Senator Lee Heider penned an op-ed celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the American System of Conservation Funding (ASCF).  Read More > >

Iowa: Governor Kim Reynolds Joins Governors Sportsmen's Caucus
On September 22, Iowa  Governor Kim Reynolds became the 36th member of the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC). The GSC is a bipartisan caucus of Governors united to protect and advance the interests of America's sportsmen and women, as well as professional fish and wildlife management. Read More > >

Maryland: Hunting Summit Provides Forum for Sportsmen's Policy Initiatives
On September 24, the Maryland Hunting Coalition hosted the 3rd Annual Hunting Summit in Annapolis, Maryland.  Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation's (CSF) Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator Kara Hartman and Federal Relations Coordinator Taylor Schmitz joined representatives from nearly 20 different sportsmen's organizations to present their organizational goals for the 2018 legislative session. Read More > >  

Mississippi: Governor Phil Bryant Holds Ceremony to Recognize National Hunting & Fishing Day
On September 22, Governors Sportsmen's Caucus  (GSC) Co-Chair Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi hosted a signing ceremony for a National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation. Held at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, the proclamation and ceremony celebrated the important economic, social, and cultural role hunting and angling play in the Magnolia State.  Read More > >

West Virginia: Sportsmen's Caucus Hosts Pig Roast in Charleston
On September 17, the West Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted a pig roast at the Coonskin Park Club House in Charleston. Twenty members of the West Virginia Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus and numerous representatives from in-state sportsmen's groups and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources attended the event to enjoy an evening of discussion about recent sportsmen's policy successes and goals to further support West Virginia's outdoor sporting traditions and economy. Read More > >
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CSF's Jeff Crane Joins Other Leaders in Conservation this week on Bass Pro Shops Radio
Tune in to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio this Saturday, September 30, at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. ET on RURAL SiriusXM Channel 147 as CSF President Jeff Crane, and Boone and Crockett Club's Tony Schoonen and James Cummins talk with host, Rob Keck, about conservation and recap last week's opening ceremony at the Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium.

NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit - Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 14th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. The NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit is the most important event of the year for caucus members and partners. Now in its 14th year, this annual meeting serves as the ideal venue for focused discussion and interaction between and among state policy makers, sportsmen's NGO representatives, and outdoor industry partners from around the nation. Attendees will collaborate and devise year-long strategies to advance the interests of sportsmen and women in state legislatures. Read More > >
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